Ask a Juggalo: What will happen to Juggalo culture if it becomes mainstream?

Nov 5, 2014 at 1:00 am

Q: It seems, lately, that Juggalos are gaining a kind of cult popularity. Given that the central driving force of the subculture rests on unity — that is to say, family — in the face of adversity, what will happen to Juggalo culture if it becomes mainstream?

A: I don't think going mainstream is a bad thing, necessarily. I think it brings more awareness. It was underground for so long. I think the Internet really brought it into the mainstream and made people notice and recognize it. I don't think it's a bad thing, as long as we continue to be a positive force. In the same sense, us going mainstream kind of brought a lot of attention, with the FBI and other people like that. Obviously, you're gonna be judged a lot more when mainstream people listen to ICP and know about it now. It's up to us as Juggalos to show it in a positive light and not a negative one.

Q:I've been having some issues with a coworker recently. She's definitely the brown-nose type, and she's a very mean-spirited person. What really gets me, though, is that we both do the same job, and it's imperative that we communicate with each other when changes have been made to our program. I send her emails regularly to let her know about changes, but she never tells me shit! Then, at our weekly meetings, she always finds a snarky way to make me look like I'm not doing my job because I don't know about the changes she made.

A: I work in an office, and I have office politics and stuff like that. Really, the only thing I can say is to try to remain positive and do the best that you can at your job. It won't go unnoticed, for sure. Her anger will be noticed eventually, and your hard work will be noticed as well.

36-year-old Juggalette Danielle Keen, aka "Dani 2 Dope," has been an ICP fan for 20 years. She lives in Fowlerville, a small town between Lansing and Detroit "surrounded by cornfields." Send your questions to [email protected]